1.1 The company
Faeroes produces exceptional contemporary rainwear through a combination of modern design and heritage manufacturing.
Collections are produced in limited batches available to pre-order online or buy at selected stockists.
1.2 The name
(pl. noun) also written Faroes;
pronounced /‘fɛərəʊz / as in ‘pharaohs’. See also: Faroe Isles or Faroese.
A collection of 21 basalt islands in the North Atlantic. In 1932, this self-governing community gave their name to the British shipping forecast location between Southeast Iceland and Fair Isle. Known as the ‘land of maybe’ it is not uncommon to experience all four seasons in one hour.
1.3 The shipping forecast
"There are warnings of gales in all areas except Biscay and Trafalgar. Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight: Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Dogger. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor."
The shipping forecast has been a hallmark of British culture for over a century and is tinged with a collective and personal nostalgia.
Broadcast four times daily on BBC Radio, this poetic litany of coastal regions is cherished by both sailors and landlubbers alike. It tells of turbulent pewter skies, featureless white fog, and driving black clouds making their way over the Atlantic; a punctual reminder of our island status and the weather systems that surround us.
In true British form these adverse conditions are often met with stoicism and a sense of pride. Whilst other lands may be blessed with sunnier climes, these are the Isles of rain and fog whose joy can be found in the beauty of a painted watercolour sky, the patter of raindrops on foliage overhead, or the scent of damp cold earth underfoot. Indeed, there is a strange allure to this unpredictable and varied climate, a subtle yet romantic drama borne out by our enduring love affair with the weather and an island made glorious by more than just sun.
Rain Later. Good.